Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Changing a life begins with a single step...

It's been a little while since I have written anythign on here, I think mainly because I was kinda going through a little crisis... of finally DECIDING what it is I really want. I mean, I can write on here and make vlogs,and study and all that stuff... but the truth is, I gotta make it about me, or what kind of help is all this really going to be to someone else? I mean, how can you really believe me if I am not doing these things myself?



Don't worry... I get it. I mean, I REALLY get it. And I have spent the last several years trying in vain to force my direction in life to be something different than where I am spontaneously migrating towards. Some of you may know of my other blog, Vintage Soiree  where I focus on crafts and art. Welll... for a long time I was going to do my own business, going to make it happen, etc. And the thing of it is, it has always been an EFFORT. And that's so funny cause when you are focusing on what you love, it should come easy, come naturally, right? So, it got me thinking.

My passion, my most sincere interest and desire, is to help people help themselves. To help people lose weight, find peace in their lives, see themselves as beautiful... all that stuff. And, so I am going to school now, with the ultimate goal to become a Counselor and a Nutrition Coach. I have this great dream, which really isn't very helpful or motivational to anyone if I am not doing it myself. I mean, how can I tell you to live your dreams if I can't even get myself motivated enough to really DO what I dream about? It's a major oxymoron. And then someone posted this video on YouTube:



And that's when I decided: I want this. I want this REAL BAD.

And I made the decision to focus all my efforts on this project, only...instead of dividing my interests between this and my other blog. This is it. ChangingHerLife is live folks!

I have to let you know, I'm figuring it out as I go, so stick with me... we shall get through this together! Are you excited? I am! I've been thinking about how to eat better and make time for exercise, and I was realizing that if it's hard for me to do this, then it's got to be just as hard or harder for YOU! So, I'll be sharing what I learn as I go and hopefully we can both learn how to reach our goals together! Deal?

Here's where I started:

Hubby and I have had some bad habits lately and have been eating out wayyy tooo much! And I decided that we need to BOTH eat healthier, not just me. Because it's so much more work when you make separate foods for one person! And I was spending WAY too much time in the kitchen.
Source: lululemon.com via Jamie on Pinterest

So, I have been seeing all of these great ideas on Pinterest about how to start prepping your food for the week, on the weekend, and then you end up having no reason to have to "run through somewhere to grab a bite" because you always have food at the ready. And so I made a list, and went shopping, and then on Sunday spent several hours prepping, chopping, baking, sauteing, steaming, boiling, etc. And Voila!This is what I ended up with:

Needless to say, I felt pretty darn proud of that! I have lunches and dinners prepared for the WEEK for Hubby and I! And healthy stuff too! Tomorrow I will post my shopping list and what I made, but wanted to give you a sneak peak in case you hadn't seen yet!

Toodles~
j.